NEW MISSION MINISTRY IN OREGON-IDAHO CONFERENCE
An exciting new ministry and mission in the Portland area needs help from individuals and church mission teams to help them open their doors this summer. Soon to merge with Tigard UMC, Metzger UMC will become the site of Bethlehem House of Bread. The program will house a food pantry, community garden, community meals, classes…..and much much more in the near future. Give your helping hand in His name! Please contact the new director, Linda Dove at email@example.com
FUTURE TEAMS SEEKING MEMBERS
Upcoming Mission Teams Seeking Members for 2014!
Manaus, Brazil - Spring 2014 Medical Mission Team
A conference-wide medical mission team is being planned to the Amazon River in the spring of 2014. Team leader, Elaine Jones, RN, will hold an informational meeting at Portland First on May 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. (1838 SW Jefferson St., Portland, 97201). The team will work for one week on the Methodist mission boat at Manaus, Brazil. The group of 10-12 volunteers needs at least one physician, one dentist, one dental assistant as well as nurses and non-medical personnel. For Team Leader contact information, please email UMVIM.ColumbiaDistrict@comcast.net
Phnom Penh, Cambodia - February 2014
Dee Poujade from Portland First will lead a team to work at the Street Children Ministry with Clara Biswas, GBGM missionary. More trip details will be available June, 2013. For Team Leader contact information, please email UMVIM.ColumbiaDistrict@comcast.net
Please pray for these future teams and their team leaders:
5/13/2013: UMCOR West - from Coburg UMC - Gary Powell
6/13: Brazil - from St. Paul's UMC - Linda Moore
6/21/2013: Chugiak, Alaska - from Boise FUMC - Ric Shewell
7/13: Kenya - from Bend UMC - Thom Larson
Remember to check out the Oregon-Idaho UMVIM Website at:
MISSION GUATAMALA ACCEPTING TEAMS FOR 2014
If you are interested in serving in Guatamala please contact Tom Heaton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also check out their website at www.missionguatamala.com.
PRAYERS FOR UPCOMING TEAMS FROM CAL-NEVADA
Clovis - Memorial UMC Team to Thomas, Haiti (Thomas Food Project) – March 24 – April 2Sara Glazebrook of Clovis – Memorial UMC leads and serves with Warren McGuffin of Alamo – San Ramon Valley UMC, Corinne Williams, Laura Williams, Darren Williams, Andy Hansen-Smith, Emma Hansen-Smith, Tessa Hansen-Smith, Janette Saavedra, Joel Saavedra, Diane Zastovnik, Jim Scott and Teresa Scott of Clovis - Memorial UMC, Stephen Whalte and Robin Isakson of Fresno - Grace UMC. host team = James Lazarre (local team leader) serves with Jeanette, Stiven, Gabriel and others of the Methodist Church, Thomas, Haiti.
Winnemucca Team to San Francisco, California – April 3 - 7Mary Agnes - Boni of Winnemucca UMC leads and serves with Gayle Basten, Kelly Simms, Taylor Billows, Makenna Mavity, Chaslynn McAllister, Mary Ann Miller, Kailynn Yetter, Abbie Thacker, Sasha Arellano, Bridgette Gilboy and Ethan Andrews.
Livermore – Asbury UMC team to LaPlace, Louisiana – April 6 - 16Roger Everett of Livermore – Asbury UMC leads and serves with Greg Davis, Bob Hoffman, Cole Johnson, Art Molvik and Larry Suter of Livermore – Asbury UMC , Jim Loomis and Linda Loomis of Pleasanton - Lynnewood UMC.
Los Altos UMC Team to San Carlos, Arizona – April 6 - 13Leslie Carmichael leads and serves with Allie Crum, Bob Lee, JoAnn Fishpaw, Amy Gaffney, Annie Gaffney, John Gaffney, Patrick Gaffney, Douglas Roberts, Steve Tani, Patricia Tani, Hal Taylor and Bob Winter of Los Altos UMC .
Los Gatos UMC Team to Colonet, Mexico – April 6 - 12Pete Taylor leads and serves with Marna Taylor, Laurence Loper, Cindy Loper, Jesse Salem, Patricia Salem, John Lynch, Charles Noe and Doug McNeil also of Los Gatos UMC, Kelly Dougherty, Daniel Singleton and Jerrie McSorley of Los Gatos UMC .
Greenley – FUMC (Colorado) Team to Sacramento, California (North Sacramento UMC) – April 7 - 13Debbie Hull leads and serves with Donna Hettinger, Heather Hettinger, Kevin Hilmes and Kim Himes of Greenley FUMC. Host Team = Ron West, Joanne West, Dan Shaffer and Debbie Shaffer from North Sacramento UMC.
Reno FUMC Team to Montague, California (Montague UMC) – April 7 - 13Patty Bengston leads and serves with Nancy Wong, Joseph Stuart, Marilyn Hewitt, Becky Earl, Jay Earl, Kathleen Salo, Jeff Spalin, David Roundtree, Julee Olander, Robert Olmstead and Carol Olmstead of Reno - FUMC. Host Team = Joe Morgan from Montague UMC.
Los Altos Team to North San Juan, California (North San Juan UMC) – April 20 - 22Leslie Carmichael leads and serves with Hal Taylor of Los Altos UMC. Host Team = Susan Kopp and Roberta Foster from North San Juan UMC.
CARE-A-VANers Team to North San Juan, California (North San Juan UMC) – Week of April 21st Rod Castor leads and serves with Gloria Castor of Sunnyvale – Trinity UMC and additional CARE-VAN-ers. Host Team = Susan Kopp and Roberta Foster from North San Juan UMC.